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Sepsis or Septic Shock

Find Out If You Are Entitled to a Medical Malpractice Claim

Sepsis is commonly viewed as a three-stage condition starting with the initial sepsis, which then progresses into severe sepsis and septic shock, if not treated properly and promptly. Early detection and treatment of sepsis is crucial, as the permanent injury and mortality rates become higher the longer the condition is allowed to progress. If you or your loved one was adversely affected by sepsis/sepsis shock, we invite you to contact our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers to discover if you might have a claim.

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Diagnosing Sepsis: Symptoms

The most common side effects of sepsis are:

  • Fever (usually above 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Abnormally low body temperature (usually below 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Heart racing (about 90 beats/minute or faster)
  • Rapid and/or shallow breaths (20 breaths/minute or more)
  • Infection

Identifying the symptoms of sepsis and confirming a diagnosis early on is crucial for patient outcomes. Sometimes, sepsis or septic shock is misdiagnosed as a similar condition, such as:

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Staph Infection
  • Hypotension
  • Cystitis, and more

Sepsis in Nursing Homes

Sepsis can be common among patients in nursing homes in cases of neglect and mistreatment. There are many potential causes of sepsis among the elderly in nursing homes or nursing care facilities, but in some cases, it can be linked to infections such as pneumonia and kidney infections that go untreated. Due to their weakened immune system, the elderly are more prone to developing sepsis and suffering severe consequences, even death, as a result.

Contacting a Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer

The Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. are standing by ready to evaluate your potential medical negligence claim free of charge. Tell us about sepsis / septic shock as it relates to your experience, and we can inform you of your legal rights and options. Individuals who retain our law firm pay nothing unless we secure a financial recovery for them. With nothing to lose, we invite you to contact Power Rogers & Smith for a free consultation today.

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    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

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    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Questions About Medical Malpractice Cases

  • What are Types of Medical Malpractice?

    A: If you or a loved one has been injured by the wrongful actions of a medical professional or organization, you may have a malpractice case. To find out more, contact an attorneys at Power, Rogers & Smith, LLP.

  • What is Medical Negligence?

    A: Negligence is the result from a lack of reasonable care or a failure to show same amount of care as another qualified person would under the same circumstances.

  • Do I Need a Lawyer?

    A: A medical malpractice case can be extremely difficult to pursue. As such, it is imperative to retain a qualified attorney who has experience in these types of cases.